Family is always in style

You know how all the paint companies each year feature a color of the year? Well…who knew the same was true for college room decor. It seems that the girls’ college room decor winning color combo this Fall is…drum roll please…grey, dusty rose and white. That’s right! Scroll through (almost) every Mom of a freshman […]

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A Little Wisdom From My Younger Self to My Older Self

I can’t help but get weepy when I think about the Class of 2020. Just typing those words brings teardrops down my cheeks…AGAIN. “Our” school year ended just like THAT on March 11th. No good byes. No “last” time I’m going to…No fun celebratory snapshots with friends outside the school. It’s like a bad dream, […]

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Cheers to My “Embarrassing” Parents on Their Anniversary

My parents have been gone a long time. I love taking the time to celebrate their lives by sharing my memories of them because it allows me to excavate through some lost memories that have lied dormant in my memory, just waiting to be triggered. Anniversaries, birthdays and other milestones are always a great excuse […]

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Blow Dryers, Brothers and Estrogen Patches…Oh, My!!!

Have you heard about the NEW hair tool that EVERYONE is talking about. Seriously…EVERYONE! It’s by REVLON. No offense to REVLON, but I was skeptical. How could something that is supposedly so outstanding, come from little old REVLON. So what is it? It’s essentially a big oval brush and blow dryer in one. Could this […]

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January, the Gift of a New Year and a Fresh Start…

I think I know myself fairly well and I enjoy reintroducing myself to myself with each passing year. I am not the same person that I was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, last week…Through various circumstances, raising children, geographical moves and life changes we change and hopefully grow. I try to be introspective and […]

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If You Want to Look Like a Jackass (Part 2)

My little blog is about to celebrate it’s FIRST birthday. Like with any birthday it’s a time of reflection and gratitude. I have always enjoyed sharing helpful tips and moments from my life on Facebook. As a result, several of my Facebook friends would often encourage me to start a blog. I remember thinking a […]

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Farewell Cold Shoulder Tops…

I have decided to turn myself in on a family joke. Have you ever had an outfit that you just love and wear to death? When you’re wearing it you feel like you can just take on the world…In your mind no one really notices that this outfit is on constant repeat because just maybe […]

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It’s the Little Moments That Sometimes are the Sweetest…

Peter, myself and the “kids” just got back home from a week long vacation with my brother Paul at his beach house in Avalon, NJ… aka “down the shore,” as the folks in Jersey say. Avalon is not your typical Jersey Shore community busy with a bustling boardwalk, cotton candy/funnel cake shops or amusement park […]

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Happy Father’s Day to all You Great Dads and Especially to These Three…

Father’s Day holds a special place in my heart for many reasons. I feel grateful to have so many outstanding father figures in my life who I appreciate, respect, love and admire. Having a designated day to honor those men allows us (me) to take the time to reflect on what they have meant to […]

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